An important piece of information for your 8-9 year old daughter is what happens to the eggs that have been protected inside her ovaries. This age is a little young to talk about the menstrual cycle and hormones, but you can begin a discussion with her about ovulation.
No matter what the age of your adolescent, as you reflect back upon the year, there are high points and low points in your parenting. It is like you need a whole new playbook as you encounter hormone swings and changing brain function.
Although your adolescent is pushing for freedom, especially if they are a young teen, a loss of boundaries is going to make him or her feel insecure. Certainly, the boundaries must begin to change because they are not children anymore, but they still need them.
If your daughter is approaching 8-years-old, now is good time to introduce her to the structures in her reproductive system. As surprising as it is to most parents, most young girls this age are entering early puberty. So, this is a good age to prepare her for the changes that are coming.
It’s important that our sons and daughters have an opportunity to learn about the other half of the story about the reproductive system.